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5501 Kleinpell Ave

Bakersfield, CA 93309

(661) 324-6538

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Grades: K - 6

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 600

Students Per Teacher: 30

Parent Reviews

9 Parent Reviews for Wayne Van Horn Elementary School

The principle at this school is the best by far. He is always going above and beyond to help any way he can. My son started there in 2012 in TK, originally supposed to be in K1 but after seeing his behavior the first day we decided it was best to start him in TK. From the very first day I felt like family ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/18/14


Posted by a parent on 08/04/13

My son started Kindergarten this year (Late Registration) and was assessed in the first week. It was recommended that he enter the Transitional Kindergarten, which I am okay with. I know my son has some behavioral issues due to Lack of Discipline at the daycare he attended for the last 3 years. Where ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/05/12

I'm a parent of four students, which only two remain in Van Horn, 4TH and 5TH graders. I live on the SW area, I love Van Horn because I think most of the teachers are great. My children have always been in the principal's list. I use to be very involved in their education, but they are older now so I ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/11/10

Im a parent of a new student in 4th grade . My daughter attended Downtown Elementary and I was extremely happy with the curriculum and teachers at this school. Parent involvement is wonderful; which makes me VERY concerned with the reviews for Van Horn, unfortunately I had to change take her out of Downtown ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/07/09

I had 2 children in this school during 2008-2009. While I liked the teachers, the curriculum for kindergarten was an absolute repeat of what my child had already learned in the preschool I paid $120/mo for the previous year. The school days were ridiculously short (4hrs) for a school with so many children ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/24/09

My two older children attended Van Horn From k-6 and the school was great. A lot of good teachers have left and other teachers have sent their kids to private schools. I am disappointed with the schools score of 4. My child will not go to Van horn next year. My husband and I have always been involved ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/26/07

My child currently attends Van Horn School. I love her teacher she is wonderful. I must say it's the parents and the kids in the school that worry me. Parents are using words like pissed off in front of kids on field trips. The kids are out of control and could use some discipline. My child will not ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/26/07

The teachers and staff at Van Horn make every effort to provide a quality education. Those students that receive parental support will have success at any school. The principal makes every effort to provide additional programs for the students. The level of parent involvement is poor. There are a ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 05/15/07

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Test Year: 2012
Wayne Van Horn Elementary School
Panama Buena Vista Union Elementary School District
* In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

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Bakersfield schools — Wayne Van Horn Elementary School is located at 5501 Kleinpell Ave, Bakersfield CA 93309. 5501 Kleinpell Ave is in the 93309 ZIP code in Bakersfield, CA The school district for Wayne Van Horn Elementary School is the Panama Buena Vista Union Elementary School District. Wayne Van Horn Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 6.
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